Who We Are
PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.Find your PTI
Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state.Come join the fun
The recording for our November 2017 Statewide Webinar, Is My Child Making Progress Toward IEP Goals? is now available!
Our next Statewide webinar will be in February 2018. We hope to you’ll join us!
We’re Here For You
PRN can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.
How do I get started?
Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.
Is there a cost for your services?
No. All of our services are provided at no cost.
November 27 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm CST
November 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm CST
On the Blog
The terms least restrictive environment, inclusion, and mainstreaming are often used interchangeably. They are not, however, synonymous concepts. Least restrictive environment refers to the IDEA’s mandate that students with disabilities should be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with peers without disabilities. The LRE mandate ensures that schools educate students with disabilities in integrated settings, alongside students with and without disabilities, to the maximum extent appropriate. Least restrictive environment is not a particular setting. The general education environment is considered … read more
Every child with a disability has a right to attend general education classes and to have accommodations and modifications so they can be successful in those classes. These can include changes in the method of instruction, the curriculum, and the environment. Accommodations and modifications are important tools for a child to successfully accomplish Individualized Education Programs (IEP) goals and objectives and participate actively with other students in classroom and school activities.
If your child is eligible for special education services, you may worry he’ll be placed in a different classroom than other kids his age. But most kids might be place in classrooms that are known as inclusion (or inclusive) classrooms. In an inclusion classroom, the general and special education teachers work together to meet your child’s needs. This is key. As Carl A. Cohn, Ed.D., executive director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, points out, “It’s important for parents … read more
Myth #1: Inclusion is easy. Fact: Inclusion requires effort from all involved parties, and even then, it’s not a guaranteed success. Some of the steps you can take to make sure your child is included are: Scouting out welcoming venues and making sure the sensory environment is appropriate. Carrying a sensory toolkit to reduce anxiety in certain situations. Identifying the times when extra assistance or patience are needed, and explaining your child’s needs to others. Walking your student through his/her … read more